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Samples of Beethoven's hair allowed researchers to sequence the composer's DNA.
(Ira F. Brilliant C...
shley Strickland

DNA analysis of Beethoven’s hair reveals health issues, family secret

A team of researchers stepped into history by using DNA analysis to understand an important figure in classical music a little bit better
13 hours ago
The Northern Lights were seen near Flaming Gorge Ranger District Friday morning. (Ashley National F...
Brooke Williams

How to see the Northern Lights, sighted recently in Utah skies

People have reported seeing the northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, from Norther Utah in recent days.
2 days ago
A Torus flywheel. (KSL TV)...
Peter Rosen

Utah man creates company devoted to flywheel energy storage

What weighs as much as a Toyota Corolla, spins at thousands of rotations per minute, and, a Utah entrepreneur hopes, might one day live in your backyard and store power to run your home? It’s called flywheel energy storage.
2 days ago
Larry D. Curtis

Measles confirmed in Salt Lake County, first case since 2017

For the first time since 2017, a measles case has been confirmed in Utah.
4 days ago
In this photo provided by researcher Rui F. Oliveira, a zebrafish, bottom, is monitored to see its ...
Associated Press

Feel your pain? Even fish can show they care

Our capacity to care about others may have very, very ancient origins, a new study suggests.
4 days ago
FILE - The TikTok logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen which displays the T...
Haleuya Hadero and Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press

TikTok CEO grilled by skeptical lawmakers on safety, content

A nearly six-hour grilling of TikTok’s CEO by lawmakers brought the platform’s 150 million U.S. users no closer to an answer as to whether the app will be wiped from their devices.
5 days ago
FILE: In this photo illustration, a mobile phone featuring the TikTok app is displayed next to the ...
Kelvin Chan

TikTok CEO to tell Congress app is safe, urge against ban

TikTok’s CEO plans to tell Congress that the video-sharing app is committed to user safety, data protection and security, and keeping the platform free from Chinese government influence.
5 days ago
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. U.S. government bans on Chinese-owne...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko

Salt Lake County bans TikTok on government devices

The Salt Lake County Council voted last week to ban TikTok on devices it owns, becoming the latest government entity to limit use of the app.
9 days ago
Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2023, Sa...
Jill Colvin, Associated Press

‘I’M BACK!’: Trump returns to Facebook after reinstatement

Former President Donald Trump has returned to Facebook after a more than two-year ban.
10 days ago
T-Mobile to buy Ryan Reynolds' Mint Mobile in a $1.35 billion deal. (Michael Steele/Getty Images vi...
Jennifer Korn

T-Mobile to buy Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile in $1.35B deal

T-Mobile announced Wednesday that it's buying budget wireless provider Mint Mobile in a larger deal for up to $1.35 billion.
12 days ago
FILE - Meta's logo can be seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Nov. ...
Associated Press

Facebook parent Meta slashes another 10,000 jobs

Facebook’s parent Meta will slash another 10,000 jobs and will not fill 5,000 open positions as the social media pioneer cuts costs.
13 days ago
TAMPA, FLORIDA - MARCH 11: In this photo provided by NASA, the SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft l...
Marcia Dunn

Four astronauts fly SpaceX back home, end 5-month mission

Four space station astronauts are back on Earth after a quick SpaceX flight home.
15 days ago
New TSA ID tech...
Jed Boal

Salt Lake International first airport with new TSA tech to speed up lines

The TSA showed off the next generation of identity verification technology for travelers at Salt Lake International Airport on Thursday. 
17 days ago
FILE - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition, March 9, 2...
Barbara Optutay

Elon Musk apologizes after mocking laid-off Twitter employee

After a former Twitter employee couldn't access his work computer and Twitter's HR couldn't tell him if he was an employee anymore, he did what is what's considered the new normal in Twitter: tag Elon Musk in a tweet.
20 days ago
Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith speaks at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit at the Salt Palace Convention Cen...
Logan Stefanich

Qualtrics receives $12.4B offer to go private

A $12.4 billion offer would convert Qualtrics, a Provo-born company co-founded by Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, from a public company to private ownership.
21 days ago
The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device, Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. Twitter ...
Associated Press

Twitter glitches as links, images fail to load

Twitter is experiencing a bevy of glitches as links stopped working, some users were unable to log in and Tweetdeck stopped working for others.
21 days ago
Travelers mill about the main terminal after passing through the security checkpoint at Salt Lake C...
Carter Williams

‘A big step forward’: Utah mobile licenses now accepted at some TSA PreCheck lines

The TSA is now accepting Utah mobile driver's licenses as a valid credential at its PreCheck lines at more than a dozen airports across the nation, including Salt Lake City.
21 days ago
robots competition...
Katija Stjepovic

Students compete in West Valley City for robot domination

High School students from all over the country are showing off their homemade robots at the Maverick Center this weekend.
23 days ago
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Bridger Beal-Cvetko

Efforts to curb youth social media use clear Utah Legislature, await governor’s signature

A pair of social media regulations got final approval in Utah. One requires parental consent for minors to join social media and another makes it easier to sue social media companies.
25 days ago
Utah Driver License offices Fairpark, Salt Lake City location. (Utah Driver License Division)...
Brooke Williams

Utah driver license now available on mobile devices

The Utah Department of Public Safety's Driver License Division has launched a new program that allows people with a Utah driver license to download an official signed copy on their mobile device.
25 days ago
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 04:  A  Dish Network receiver is seen on June 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  Reports ...
Frank Bajak

Dish Network still reeling from week-old ransomware attack

The TV provider Dish Network continues to recover from a ransomware attack it said disrupted operations, internet sites and call centers.
26 days ago
A screenshot of Mike Lee's personal account being suspended for unknown reasons. (Mike Lee Twitter)...
Brian Fung

Sen. Mike Lee says his personal Twitter account was suspended

The personal Twitter account belonging to Sen. Mike Lee was suspended for an hour before being reactivated after tweeting about it on his government account.
26 days ago
FILE - The TikTok logo is seen on a cellphone on Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston. TikTok says every accoun...
Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer

TikTok sets new default time limits for minors

TikTok says every account held by a user under the age of 18 will have a default 60-minute daily screen time limit in the coming weeks.
26 days ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions at an announcement in Mississauga, Ontario...
Brian Fung

Canada bans TikTok on government devices

The Canadian government is banning TikTok from official electronic devices in light of cybersecurity concerns.
28 days ago

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